This program is 29 minutes long
(White House: Chuck Todd) The Sherrod case updated; excerpt from her speech about overcoming prejudice and a rally to support her shown; details given about conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart’s goal to seek retribution for the Tea Party. [VILSACK – says he should have done a better job; says we’re trying to turn the page on our civil rights chapter.] [SHERROD – recounts what happened.] [Son Kenyatta SHERROD- criticizes the NAACP.] [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS – apologizes on behalf of the administration.] [BREITBART – says racism existed in that room.]
(Venice, Louisiana: Anne Thompson) A storm threatening the progress on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico featured; underwater video, weather map and oil in the Mississippi River shown; details given about the time frame for shutting down operations. [Voice of BP’s Kent WELLS – comments on putting a storm plug on the well.] [The Weather Channel’s Chris WARREN- comments on the storm.] [Voice of national incident commander Adm. Thad ALLEN – comments on preparations for shutting down.] The announcement from ExxonMobil, Shell, Chevron and ConocoPhillips they are joining forces to create a new containment system noted.
(Los Angeles: Kristen Welker) The scare on United Airlines Flight 967 when the plane hit turbulence reviewed; animation, map and photos from inside the plane shown. [Several PASSENGERS - describe what happened.] [Retired United Airlines pilot Capt. Ross AIMER- says that’s why we insist on seatbelts.]
(Bethesda, Maryland: Tom Costello) The new financial regulatory reform law examined; scenes shown of President Obama signing the bill; details given about the responsibilities of the new consumer financial protection bureau and the council of regulators. [OBAMA – says these reforms represent the strongest consumer protections in history.] [“Today” financial editor Jean CHATZKY- says consumers should be able to understand what they’re getting.] [CNBC’s Steve LIESMAN- explains the impact on the average American.] [US Chamber of Commerce Tom DONOHUE- explains what will put people back to work.]
(Off the coast of Ocean Springs, Mississippi: Jeff Corwin) The threat to bluefin tuna from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico featured; scenes shown from charter boat captain Greg Sears’s boat off Scituate, Massachusetts; map shown of bluefin migration. [University of Southern Mississippi Bruce COMYNS- says if spawning grounds are compromised there could be detrimental effects.] [University Massachusetts at Amherst Molly LUTCAVAGE- says if eggs and larvae encounter oil, they’re going to die.]
(Rhinebeck, New York: Peter Alexander) The obsession over where the wedding of former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky will take place featured; scenes shown from Rhinebeck, New York. [Rhinebeck RESIDENTS, restaurant OWNER, "Hudson Valley News" director Jim LANGAN, Terrapin Restaurant chef Josh KRONER- comment.]